Illinois State Scholars announced

The Illinois Student Assistance commission has announced it’s Illinois State Scholars high schoolers who will graduate in the spring of 2015.

In-school suspensions being considered in Bement

In-school suspensions could return to Bement Middle and High School next year. At the request of the school board on Dec.

Monticello approves 2015 budget

The Monticello City Council took care of some end-of-year business at a short, 25-minute meeting on Monday, Dec. 8. Included was approval of the 2015 budget, as well as the tax levy ordinance.

Angel Trees a staple each holiday season

Angel Trees are becoming the norm at Piatt County Schools, as students and their families purchase gifts for those who cannot afford to buy them this holiday season.

Allerton Park planners 'dreaming big'

In an idealistic world where money is no object, the Allerton Park and Retreat Center could eventually have more conference space, a 300 to 500-seat indoor music venue, artists in residence, interactive children’s areas, even a footbridge over the Sangamon River connecting the north and south porti

Monticello Fighting Hunger seeking donations

The vision is cast and the volunteers are in place for the Monticello Fighting Hunger campaign, which aims to package 100,000 meals in a scant six hours on Saturday, Feb. 28.

Bement approves holiday donations

The Bement village board was in a giving mood during its monthly meeting just before the holidays.

Bement Chamber names executive director

here was a time when the Bement Area Chamber of Commerce had a paid executive director. That changed to a volunteer director and eventually gave way to board members and officers running the organization’s day to day operations.

Medical Cannabis Job Summit Saturday

The United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 881 in conjunction with prospective cultivator, Monticello Pharmaceuticals, is hosting the Central Illinois Medical Cannabis Job Summit from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 13 at Parkland Community College, Tony Noel Agricultural Technology Applications Center, 2400 W Bradley Ave, Champaign, room W115.

Cerro Gordo schools finish safety project

The Cerro Gordo School District has implemented some new measures and protocols designed to provide a more secure environment for students, teachers, staff and visitors to the school buildings. The measures include security locks and a buzz-in system for visitors.

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